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got a ladder and i got that ladder . she just basically jumped off and somewhat landed on me and was gone " burnell said he was asleep when he heard the faint cry for help. at first, he thought was asleep when she knew something was terribly wrong inside her home and just knew she had to get out. " woke up, couldn't breathe stuck my head out to get some air went back in still couldn't breathe sat on the porch yelled for help " watson says she wasn't on the roof more than a minute or two before burnell put up his ladder and she climbed down. when he learned someone was still inside burnell ran around the house trying to see if there was
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intense to even think about going inside himself. firefighters say that was the right decision. "saw the victim on the room and was able to help here and without a doubt, without his actions we very much could have been looking at a serious injury or a fatality " fire investigators later determined the fire was an accident. they say it started in the kitchen when someone left a pot with grease unattended on the stovetop. dave franzman kcrg tv9 news. quick actions this morning, the cedar rapids fire department plans to nominate him for one of the state's lifesaving awards next year. an iowa lawyer is suing johnson county prosecutors and coralville police after he says they falsely accused him of threatening jurors and witnesses. a judge acquitted raymond tinnian last year. that was after accusations that he left a note threatening to kill a juror who had found him guilty in a disorderly conduct case. tinnian
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janet lyness, an assistant county attorney and two coralville police officers. tinnian claims he was framed. he says he spent 16 days in jail for a crime he didn't commit. we want to remind you, whenever you see news happening, give us a call on our newsline nine. that number is 319-365-9999. you can also send in pictures and videos to newsroom at kcrg dot com. let's turn now to the weather and meteorologis t joe winters. e as a cold front approaches tonight storms develop. heavy rain is possible overnight with the storms winding down during the morning hours. the front will still be in the vicinity of southern iowa later on wednesday bringing a chance for thunderstorm redevelopment in the late afternoon and evening. two comfortable days of weather to end the work week proceed a chance for storms on saturday and sunday. have a good night.
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s 5-15. low: 67 tomorrow: showers and storms likely, mainly in the morning. a few may redevelop in the south late. wind: w 5-15 high: 80 bruce and beth... sageville elementary in dubuque welcomed students back today, after some repair work over the summer. a big wind storm ripped the roof off the school building in may. after workers put up a new roof, school staff spent the summer cleaning up the classrooms that had some damage. one administrator told us the whole ordeal taught students a little something about teamwork. "they will remember this. but they will remember it fondly that we were able work
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right up to the last minute getting the damaged classrooms ready for the new school year. today was day one for cedar rapids students as well. it's also the first day for a newly-created magnet school in the district. students cut the opening ribbon at kenwood leadership academy magnet school earlier today. teachers will focus on building leadership skills in their students while they learn. "oh yes, everybody can be a leader ability and we all have different leadership skills we can offer." this is the second magnet school for the cedar rapids school district. it also has johnson steam academy. let's move across cedar rapids to prairie view elementary in the college community school district, kcrg-tv nine's forrest saunders joins us now live. forrest, you've been looking at back to school, by the numbers?
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continue climbing this year. the national center for educational statistics reports about 50.2 million kids are enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools, this year. that's up about 100- thousand. parents are spending a ton on supplies. the national retail federation estimates about $27.3 billion dollars. that's up about 55% from 10 surveyed are likely to buy more than what's required. spending aside, kids we talked to were excited to get back to class. " it feels amazing. you get to meet a lot of new people and do lots of cool things" that was chloe columbus. cathy cink is her teacher. mrs. cink has been teaching
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district for 41 years now. in total, 45 years of teaching. find out why she still can't sleep the night before the first day of class. that story tonight at six. now here's t-v nine's mark carlson with a look at what you'll see tonight on t-v nine news at ten. "coming up tonight at ten, it's back to school time in iowa city and many students will be greetsed by some construction when they return to the classroom.. we'll explain how ts facilities plan is impacting the district.. that's tonight at 10. " rockwell collins is moving out of downtown cedar rapids. coming up, find out where the hundreds of people who work there will be going.
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as a cold front approaches tonight storms develop. heavy rain is possible overnight with the storms winding down during the morning hours. the
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still be in the vicinity of southern iowa later on wednesday bringing a chance for thunderstorm redevelopment in the late afternoon and evening. two comfortable days of weather to end the work week proceed a chance for storms on night. tonight: storms likely. heavy rain possible. wind: s 5-15. low: 67 tomorrow: showers and storms likely, mainly in the morning. a few may redevelop in the south late. wind: w 5-15 high: 80 tom. night: isolated storms,
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nw 5-10. low: 63 thursday: partly sunny. high: 77 low: 63 friday: mostly sunny. high: 76 low: 54 saturday: chance of storms. high: 77 low: 61 sunday: chance of storms. high: 80 low: 61 monday: partly cloudy. high: 81 low: 60 tuesday: partly cloudy. partly cloudy. high: 79 low: 62
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before we know it, with crisp breezes and falling leaves. but waterloo isn't quite ready. that's because the city has to shut down its yard waste plant. find out why, and what they're going to do, coming up. and soon, 300 rockwell collins will be working somewhere other than downtown cedar rapids. stay with your 24 hour news
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talking about after school snacks, we need some good ideas.tera: yeah you want something that will fuel the kids up, something healthy but not sort of ruin their appetite before dinner.pam: exactly.tera: usually kids come home from school starving. some good ideas i have is making some smoothies. lots of kids will eat vegetables especially in a smoothie, when it's blended up with fruit. um, you can make them and put them in a little pouch or water bottle and freeze them a head of time, and then just put them in the fridge in the morning and when they come home from
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have little snack bags which are handy.tera: yeah, you can have things all ready to go for them you can just grab. you can make homemade granola or you can get store bought and just have some yogurt and let them make some parfaits after school. keep them occupied too. if you're really brave you can give them a banana and safe knife and let them slice their own bananas. it keeps them occupied for at least ten minutes.pam: and you have a whole list of recipe ideas on your website that people can check out for brainstorms.tera: for more snack ideas for sure.pam: all right, yummy sprout.com. thank you of downtown cedar rapids. rockwell told workers last week about the move. we asked rockwell spokesperson pam tvrdy about the move. she says the 300 i-t employees who work at 221 town center will move back to the main rockwell collins campus in september. and the move will make it easier for i-t to support
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the i-t workers downtown 2010. waterloo is trying to figure out what it will do when autumn leaves fall. that's because it's planning to close its yard waste dump to avoid losing out on federal dollars. public works director mark rice says he plans to close the site by september 17th to comply with federal flood levee rules. he says the u-s army corps of engineers told him branches and leaves at the site are getting too close to a flood levee overflow cha near the sewage treatment plant. federal officials could drop the city's flood control system from its rehab program if the city doesn't comply. rice says up to 800 vehicles use the yard waste site per day right now. the c-e-o of the iowa state fair says bad weather drove down the attendance this year. the total for the fair's 11- day run came in just slightly more than one million people. that was down about 85-thousand
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this year's attendance was also the lowest since 2014 when one million 16 thousand people enjoyed the fair. there was some rainy weather during this year's fair, along with some excessively hot and humid days. even though the state fair says weather drove down attendance, it's planning some major changes for next year. that includes hiring individual carnival ride and game vendors, instead of hiring one general vendor to oversee all the rides. fingers that can actually move when operated by an amputee. it's part of a new, biomedical engineering program at loras college that administrator s hope will catch on. hear about it next on kcrg
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program, al improve peoples' lives. the college has created a robotic hand that can help amputees actually manipulate their fingers. kcrg t-v nine's katie wiedemann shows how it works. when loras college student, jeanie kasper first started college last fall, she thought she'd already decided her major. "i thought about being a doctor at first because i want to help people. but i thought it would be cool if i could help
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so, kasper signed up dr. dan neebel's engineering class, where she and some classmates developed this prosthetic hand. "how do we make the fingers move? what kinds of things to we have in our hands to do that? " that helped lead the college to create the biomedical engineering program. the new to loras major is somewhat of a marriage between engineering and human sciences. "a lot of students were asking for the option to do bio-medical and employers were asking for those skills. " says the need for biomedical engineers is projected to grow 23 percent in the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. professors here say this kind of engineering is changing the medical world. "right now you can have a 3d printer bladder and esophagus that's made from your cells. they use adult stem cells. " so far, kasper is the only
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program. but she's certain other students will follow her lead. she knows there are patients who need their help. "i have elderly grandparents and i see the health problems they have and i'd really like to make something that could help them have an easier life. " in dubuque katie wiedemann kcrg tv-9 news. now here's a look at what's coming up at 5:30 on abc's world news. world news tonight with david muir is next with donald trump's latest attack on hillary further investigation into her emails. meanwhile, he's receiving criticism over his immigration plan, some saying he's going back on his words. live from the campaign trail. coming up.
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big losses just months after taking over the program. and when iowa city schools open tomorrow, the hum of construction work will greet students as the district continues upgrades and renovations. that's tonight on t-v nine news
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cedar rapids on an unattended pot with grease. firefighters responded to the 600 block of a avenue northwest just before two o'clock this morning. naquave whitlock died. a neighbor was able to rescue alize
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of downtown cedar rapids. the company told workers last week that it won't renew its lease for its location at 221 town center. a spokesperson says the 300 i-t employees will move back to the main rockwell collins campus in september. sageville elementary in dubuque welcomed students back today, after some repair work over the summer. a big wind storm ripped the roof off the school building in may. after workers put up a new roof, school staff classrooms that had some damage. let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. as a cold front approaches tonight storms develop. heavy rain is possible overnight with the storms winding down during the morning hours. the front will still be in the vicinity of southern iowa later on wednesday bringing a chance for thunderstorm redevelopment in the late afternoon and evening.
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to end the work week proceed a chance for storms on saturday and sunday. tonight, donald trump taking aim. new and scathing attacks on hillary clinton. amid new reports about who got to meet with clinton while she was secretary of state. and tonight, clinton herself responding to trump's claims about her health. also tonight what we've now learned about the deadly police shooting. the young father, who was deaf, shot and killed. pouring through police videos. was he trying to use sign language when he was shot? the state of emergency. the wildfires tonight. also, the severe storms hitting the middle of the country this evening, as president obama visits the flood-ravaged south. the uproar tonight. the student athlete who walks free, accused of sexually assaulting two of his classmates. the judge tonight under fire. and american families fleelsed again?

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